Two high school history teachers from the Ottawa Carleton District School Board recently brought Project of Heart to 60 students from across the National Capital area who had gathered to learn about genocide.
Kim Bruton and Amanda Anderson were presenting at the 3rd annual National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities Youth Conference at Carleton University in Ottawa. Project of Heart was invited to be part of the day’s program in order to recognize the Indian Residential School era and the vast number of Indigenous children affected by Canada’s “hidden genocide” – a cultural genocide which was meant to “kill the Indian within the child”, and that all too often killed the child as well. Continue reading Project of Heart a valuable resource for Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities Youth Conference
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto recently released a list of teacher resources relating to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
This list compliments the residential school resource list previously compiled by OISE. The residential school resource list includes suggestions of books, videos, websites, and news articles for a variety of ages.
The newly developed reconciliation resource list is divided into three sections: articles, reports, and education resources. It includes background information on the TRC, cultural genocide information, youth voices on reconciliation, and suggestions of classroom activities. The bulk of the information is geared toward high school and upper elementary school grades.
Educators planning activities around reconciliation might find the Kitchen Table Dialogue Guide, Community Action Tool Kit, and Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop Guide particularly useful.
The complete reconciliation resource list can be found by clicking here.